Cambodia rules out extraditing Russian businessmanBy AP News Apr 25, 2014 1:23PM UTC
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s highest court has ruled that a prominent Russian property developer wanted in his homeland for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars cannot be extradited.
Supreme Court Judge Kim Sothavy said Friday that Cambodian law did not allow sending 41-year-old Sergei Polonsky back to Russia because the two countries do not have an extradition treaty.
The real estate tycoon was charged in Russia in June last year with embezzling more than 5.7 billion rubles ($175 million) from 80 property investors. He was arrested by Cambodian authorities in November, but released on bail in January this year after a preliminary ruling against extradition.